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April 2008

What do you know about the candidates in your constituency?

Political parties have come out with the list of candidates for various constituencies. How much do we know about them? As for me, I know only the name of the BJP candidate from Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency. No idea about other candidates or what any of them have done or plan to do for the constituency.

Bangalore Metro Updates

In this update ...
* Demolition, Compensation & Acquisitions
* Trouble At CMH Road
* Issue of Pre-Qualification tunelling for under ground tunelling approved
* Extensions to Hesaraghatta Cross and Jaraganahalli sought
* Consultants for signaling and telecommunication system to be finalized
* Youtube animations

Car-free day

27 Apr 2008 06:00
27 Apr 2008 18:00
On Sunday, April 27th, cyclists from all parts of the city will get an opportunity to cycle from one of the four corners of Bangalore city and come together at The Chancery, off M.G. Road where various cycling activities will take place, including a cycling and environmental quiz, cycling races and games. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and finish by 12:00 noon

Public transport (BMTC) - what is needed to improve it? Your thoughts

One of the things that Bangalore lacks is a good integrated public transport system as of today. Namma Metro promises to improve things but is a few years away. Till then we depend on BMTC for public transport.

BMTC has changed a lot over the last 5-6 years. It (at least according to the website) operates a fleet of 5000 buses and carries about 30 lakh passengers a day (if one person makes 3 trips a day - it is 3 passengers). however, it still has a long way to go.

New e-procurement portal - transparency!?

I didn't know about this new e-procurement portal launched last year by the state government. Have a look here (site isn't setup right, watch the warnings). What should interest us most is "transparency". There is a section intended for "citizens", cool! But the citizen's page doesn't have much right now. A list of tenders is available, which shows up only two items. There is a news and information link too, but that leads to a third party commercial website. comment guidelines

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